District 5950 Rotarians in Action
7 million Ukrainians – most of them women, children, and the elderly – have fled Ukraine since February, 2022 in the wake of Russia’s invasion. Through the Uniting for Ukraine program, the U.S. joins European countries as a safe haven for Ukrainians. 
 
Uniting for Ukraine offers a pathway for 100,000 Ukrainians to come to the U.S. for an initial two-year period. Under this program, a Ukrainian family must have a sponsor in the U.S. who agrees to help them get on their feet. 
 
Alight is working to make Minnesota, Wisconsin, & North Dakota be the standard for welcoming new communities. The goal is to mobilize 100 sponsoring groups by December, 2022 and we are being called to action to help them accomplish this across the Midwest. 
 
Alight is coming to Rotary Districts 5580, 5950, & 5960 because of our reach into the farthest corners of the tri-state region. Specific targeted areas include the Twin Cities and Metro area, Rochester, St. Cloud, Mankato, Faribault, Marshall, Moorhead, Hudson, Fargo, Bismarck, and Willmar, but Rotary members have reach into many more and Alight looks forward to working together to meet these targets.
On Tuesday, September 20, 2022, Rotary members, community leaders, and Rotary District 5950 Governor Lloyd Campbell gathered at Westwood Hills Nature Center in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, for the official signing of the Operation Pollination Pollinator Resolution. The resolution expresses our Rotary district’s willingness to engage in pollinator habitat restoration and education activities. The Twin Cities Rotary EcoClub hosted the event.
 
Photo credit: Jeff Hage.
 
One Summit emphasizes the relationship among Membership, Public Image, and Humanitarian Service through The Rotary Foundation. It is a unique and effective way to help club members understand and become truly engaged in Rotary.
 
Not sure if you should attend? Here is a list of who should come to One Summit:
Club “sparkplugs”, Incoming club leaders, Newer club members, Immediate Past Presidents, Club committee chairs/team leads, Club members looking for leadership opportunities, Someone finding their own voice, People who need to be reenergized, People looking for networking opportunities, YOU!
 
Event: One Summit (District 5950 Training)
Date: Oct 01, 2022

NEW TIME: 8:30am - 11:00am = ONE SUMMIT (Panel Discussion and Breakout Discussions)
11:00-11:45am - NEW WAYS OF THINKING ABOUT MEMBERSHIP DISCUSSION
(Satielle Clubs, Cause Based Clubs, Corperate Membersip)

Fee: FREE TO ALL
Location: Eisenhower Community Center or Online
1001 Highway 7
Hopkins, MN United States of America
55305
 

“Imagination to Action” explores scenarios with focused discussions at (one of) this year’s District 5950 One Summit, formerly known as One Rotary Summit. Gain a better understanding of how Membership, Public Image, and The Rotary Foundation work together. 

Visit https://portal.clubrunner.ca/50084/Event/one-summit-(district-5950-training) for more information.

Congratulations to Kaleidoscope Rotaract in Glenwood, MN! Recognized in September as one of 313 Rotaract clubs — located in countries around the world — for having at least five members contributing a combined total of at least US$50 to The Rotary Foundation during the year 2021-22. Rotaractors contributed together, then, more than US$87,000 to The Rotary Foundation, which supports the life-changing work of Rotary members around the world.
 
Since 2019-20, Rotaractors have contributed more than US$462,000 to our Foundation.
 
Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored service club for members ages 18 to 30. They are usually community-based or university-based and are sponsored by a local Rotary club, making them valuable partners in service work.
 
Rotaract Clubs awarded 2021-22 Rotaract Giving Certificate | My Rotary
 
Congratulations to Tim Murphy! Past District Governor (2015-16), Past President (2006-07), and member since 1995 of Rotary Club of Edina, Tim was honored in the summer of 2022 with the Regional Service Award for a Polio Free World for 2021-22. A mentor and tireless advocate for Rotary’s signature project, he has presented at conferences and quietly arranged major donations to PolioPlus. Region 36/Zone 29 End Polio Now coordinator Robert McLean presented the award and read a note from RI Director Suzi Howe. Tim received a standing ovation from the gathered crowd.
 
Pictured: PDG and Past President Tim Murphy receives a standing ovation at his home club, Rotary Club of Edina.
 
   
Rotary International News
Rotary projects around the globe – December 2022

Learn how Rotary clubs are taking action in the United States, Mexico, Germany, Italy, and India.

A community cure

Backed by Rotary’s Programs of Scale award, Partners for a Malaria-Free Zambia confronts a worldwide malady at the local level

Turning wine bottles back into sand

A club in Washington’s wine country uses a novel approach to keep glass out of the landfill.

Leveraging expertise with Ashoka

Leveraging expertise with AshokaRotary’s partnership with Ashoka brings together the vision of Ashoka’s social entrepreneurs with the local expertise of Rotary members to inspire innovation that can solve problems, create leaders, and

 
District Events
 
 
Lloyd Campbell
District Governor 2022-2023